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Friendly Charters, Lani Kai

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Slip 76, Ma'alaea Harbor, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-244-1979
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Great crew

Thru snorkel bobs we booked a half day trip with Friendly Charters. Originally we were signed up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeremiah D
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Fabulous Snuba and Snorkel at Molokini Crater with whales and turtles thrown in

Having missed out on a chance to go to Molokini Crater on the Pride of Maui (see our review... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce C
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The Lani Kai is a 53 foot power catameran which holds 69 passengers. Friendly Charters takes passengers on Snorkeling tours to Molokini and Turtle town in the morning, and to Coral Gardens in the afternoon. This is a classy, beautiful yacht, which is less crowded, but still stable. You don't share your snorkeling spot with 140 other people. It has a shaded cabin, a waterslide, 3 swimsteps, marine toilets and showers. We offer Snuba.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“coral gardens” (18 reviews)
“turtle town” (45 reviews)
“peanut butter” (6 reviews)
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Slip 76, Ma'alaea Harbor, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-244-1979

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thru snorkel bobs we booked a half day trip with Friendly Charters. Originally we were signed up to go to Molokini however it was blowing a NE gale so the Capt took us to the west side of the island and put us on some...More

Thank Jeremiah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having missed out on a chance to go to Molokini Crater on the Pride of Maui (see our review) because of high seas and strong winds that kept all the boats away, we signed up for a second attempt on the Lana Kai. It's a...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third snorkeling trip on the Lani Kai, and it lived up to expectations. Great trip to coral gardens on a windy day that I was convinced would be blown out. The captain still found a peaceful and secure place to snorkel with...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time snorkeling with Friendly Charters Lani Kai. It started with breakfast that offered fruit, muffins, bagels and beverages. It was very fresh. The staff walked around and offered additional beverages throughout. We snorkeled at Molikini for an hour. Although we weren`t...More

Thank Vanski
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had a wonderful time on our morning snorkel tour on the Lani Kai. Crew was courteous and helpful, boat was full but there was still adequate seating for everyone. Food was alright, continental style breakfast in the morning and then a "build your own...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Girls trip to Maui and we were told to do the Lani Kai snorkel cruise by my sister-in-law who went on it May when when she was here. Best suggestion ever! The crew was very helpful and friendly. The boat is smaller so you don't...More

Thank dmf5666
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the team for looking after my family today. Your friendliness and easy going nature was wonderful. Thank you to Mia and (I'm sorry we didn't get the other lovely girls name) for your attention to our 9 yr old daughter who was...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The promotional flyer is a bit deceiving as the boat itself is very serviceable but not as inviting as it looked on the photo. Not enough seats for all to sit down. Crew was terrific, food was good, we saw many fish and a few...More

2  Thank Aline D
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This snorkeling trip was amazing the crew was very attentive. Made sure u were comfortable with equipment/water. They offer wet suit rentals. For like 10$. They have offer a breakfast with like muffins fruit totally fresh. Then lunch sandwiches pasta salad. And when u r...More

Thank Boogerbeat
Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi.......We are glad that our Capt's and crew are on top of their game........thank you for joining us..............Please Come Again........Bill......

Reviewed 7 October 2017

As there are several charters to choose from for snorkeling in Maui, we chose the Lani Kai based off of reviews and the great price. Really was an awesome trip, wind was crazy so the captain took us to another location with spectacular reefs. Boat...More

Thank Lauren W
Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Lauren.....Thank You.....More Fruit..?....(I agree).....I will email this to our Caterer ....Thanks again.......Bill.....

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Terese V
1 March 2015|
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Response from FMOmbrello | Reviewed this property |
We too did an early afternoon charter. The cost for the basic trip, which included snorkeling and lunch was $35 per person. This included your mask and fins. If you wanted to use a wet suit, it was an additional $10. If you... More